A glimpse at Santa HQ at Flatiron Crossing’s magic
posted by: Amber Johnson
Each year when November rolls around the magic of the upcoming Holidays begins to stir up joy. Joy in the hearts of children as they prepare their lists for Santa, and joy in the hearts of parents as they watch their kids light up with excitement.
Flatirons Crossing invited my family and I to visit the enchanted passage of the mall that they’ve transitioned into Santa’s HQ’s. Located at the base of the Grand staircase, where through December 24th Santa and his helper Elves will be there to greet you and your families. For some families, this event is one of many traditions throughout the Holiday season. Our family doesn’t get to go every year, so this was a wonderful way to start the season.
Upon entering the workshop, Santa has brought along his Naughty O’ Nice Meter, which helps Santa to know which list you’re on this year. Once, your magical fate has been decided, you enter the virtual enchantment of the workshop. When you walk in, the small room appears to be nothing more than a colorfully decorated room; but take a closer look. Through the lens of any smart device or tablet provided by the elves, you unlock the secret of Santa’s Observatory and ELF-RAY Vision. On each screen when pointed in different directions, the working wheels of the gears and gadgets of toys being made, and elves moving around among you, come to life. Only then can you truly experience the inside of Santa’s magical kingdom.
Moving along through the doors to the other side, Santa is waiting. Climb up on Santa’s oversized chair, tell him what you want this year for Christmas, and take that lifelong memorable photo.
This year’s Santa is truly believable, he’s warm, inviting and his beard doesn’t come off. He’s the real deal.
To enter the event it’s free, the only cost is if you want to take home that keepsake photo.
Note to Parents:
We visited during the seasons opening, but the closer you get to Christmas the lines become excessively long. Waiting with small children in a long lengthy line can be a nightmare. So, they’ve set up online Reservations to eliminate some of that wait time.
Hours of Operation
November 10 through December 9
Mon – Sat 10 am – 8 pm
Sun 11 am – 6 pm
November 22 (Thanksgiving) Closed
December 10 – December 23
Mon – Sun 9 am – 9 pm
December 24 (Christmas Eve) 8 am – 6 pm
They’re also offering a day to bring in your pets and take pictures with Santa. Along with several other special events throughout the season. See the website for more details.
It truly was a special time with the family, making memories and capturing them. Smaller children have the imagination capacity to truly take in the enchantment, and parents get to re-live passed down traditions through their eyes.
Happy Holiday’s #SantaHQ
Nicole is a thirty-something mother to four amazing children. They are third generation Colorado Natives, and proud of it. Her life revolves around raising strong, self-confident children. Their family is deep in Colorado adventures and they love sharing their experiences with anyone who will listen. She authors a parenting lifestyle blog at Keepcalmitslife.org, where she focuses on empowering mothers to not be perfect, but simply parent through learning and love.